If you want to increase your home’s property value, consider installing a patio on your home’s landscape. You’ll need to choose the right material for your home so you can get additional benefits, such as a reduced cost in landscape maintenance. You also need to choose the right contractor, and as one of the best patio and roofing replacement companies in the area, PJ Sullivan Exteriors always gets the job done!
With the right patio building material, you can make the most out of your outdoor living space. Here’s some of the most popular materials to consider:
These come in a variety of options including concrete, natural stone, clay, and even recycled plastics. Many of these materials are man-made with some being manufactured to look like natural stone or clay brick. We recommend either stone or concrete pavers, as these types of materials have higher density. This means they tend to last longer and undergo less color fading than others.
This is one of the most popular materials for patios as it offers both a traditional and contemporary style. Bricks retain their rich and warm color over time, and you can even lay them yourself in a dry bed of sand due to their handy weight and size. Patio and siding contractors would often recommend going for this product if the budget calls for something more cost-effective, especially since mortar isn’t needed.
Brick is more versatile than some patio building materials. Several patterns are also more commonly made with this material, be it rectangular or round. You can even use reclaimed brick if you want something more eco-friendly, and has also grown in popularity due to its unique style.
This is one of the least expensive materials in patio installation. It’s also about just as durable brick, which means concrete is also subject to cracking under freeze-thaw cycles. While it may be too plain for some homeowners, if you’re planning on using this material, a stamped pattern that’s dyed with a coloring agent may be your best choice for a more natural look.